Education / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region [ASPHER_FY2011]
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of public health (PH) by improving the education and training (E&T) of PH professionals for pr...
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of public health (PH) by improving the education and training (E&T) of PH professionals for practice and research. It represents the scientific and academic components of the PH workforce education and advanced training.
[ref.p.11 Track 1]

ASPHER members are collectively committed to PH capacity building. Whilst respecting the European diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of PH operates, ASPHER promotes structured processes of sharing evidence-based PH, models of innovation and good practice, and mobilizing schools of PH to be pro-active in shaping the PH core competencies.
[ref.p.11 Track 2]

ASPHER`s strategic vision includes the promotion of the highest standards of E&T for practice increasingly involving cross-sectoral intervention and global as much as EU wide and national issues. A key role for advocacy and communication to promote and incorporate European values into the wider PH movement is also assumed by ASPHER.
[ref.p.11 Track 3, H-Track]
Start date: 01/01/2011 - End date: 01/01/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region [ASPHER_FY2012]
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice...
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice and research. It represents the scientific and academic components of the PH workforce education and advanced training.

ASPHER members are collectively committed to PH capacity building. Whilst respecting the European diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of PH operates, ASPHER promotes structured processes of sharing evidence-based PH, models of innovation and good practice, and mobilizing schools of PH (SPHs) to be pro-active in shaping the PH core competencies.

ASPHER`s strategic vision includes the promotion of the highest standards of education and training for practice increasingly involving cross-sectional intervention and global as much as EU wide and national issues. A key role of advocacy and communication to promote and incorporate European values into the wider PH movement is also assumed by ASPHER.

ASPHER mission and vision correspond to the findings of the ASPHER 2015 project (2009), and they are also reflected in the 10 Theses on the future work of ASPHER as proposed by its incoming President-Prof.Helmut Brand:

1.Secure the future of SPHs in times of economic crisis.
2.Help the Health Systems in the European Region to integrate an educated PH workforce.
3.Cooperate with international organisations like EU and WHO in capacity building of the PH workforce.
4.Cooperate with the European PH Association in the development and advocacy of European PH.
5.Expand the educational basis of SPHs to Lifelong Learning.
6.Expand the organisational basis of ASPHER by integrating new SPHs.
7.Support the seven ASPHER working groups to secure ongoing developments.
8.Build and secure a high standard in PH Education through exchange of best practice examples, integration of new educational methods and accreditation.
9.Promote research in SPHs through collaborative projects and networks.
10.Develop Alumni Networks of SPHs to Social Networks.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Education
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Development and implementation of a national policy for promoting healthy eating and physical activity for schools in Europe [HEPS schoolkit ]
The project will develop, implement and evaluate an effective national policy and sustainable practices on healthy eating and physical activity in schools in all EU member states. It aims at supportin...
The project will develop, implement and evaluate an effective national policy and sustainable practices on healthy eating and physical activity in schools in all EU member states. It aims at supporting the development and implementation of comprehensive, sustainable and evidence-based school programmes in the member states to combat and prevent overweight among school-aged children, in the most efficient way by developing and implementing guiding principles and tools to promote healthy eating and physical activity in schools.
Start date: 01/05/2008 - End date: 01/05/2011

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Education
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Participation To Healthy Workplaces And inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector [PATHWAYS]
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to n...
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to negative consequences at individual, national and European level. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases and mental disorders as well as the current economic crisis make this issue even more problematic, requiring action in terms of innovative strategies to improve the participation of these persons in the labor market. Unfortunately, this is hindered by a lack of knowledge of which strategies are available in the different European countries and their effectiveness, and a lack of clarity regarding the employment-related needs of these individuals, leading to gaps between what is offered and what is needed. Therefore, PATHWAYS aims a) to identify integration and re-integration strategies that are available in Europe and beyond, b) to determine their effectiveness, c) to assess the specific employment-related needs of persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders and d) to develop guidelines supporting the implementation of effective professional integration and reintegration strategies. Involvement in PATHWAYS of 12 partners with vast expertise in the area of chronic and mental conditions and employment from 10 different European countries allows to compare strategies between different European regions, taking into account cultural, social, and political differences. Stakeholder consultations, including advocacy organizations, employers, policy makers, international organizations, and European Union delegates, will provide useful insights as to the development and implementation of policy recommendations to improve their integration or reintegration into the workplace. In this way, PATHWAYS will provide the first steps to work towards a more inclusive labor market in which persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders can meaningfully participate.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Developing Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion Capacity Building in Europe [COMPHP]
The aim is to develop competency-based standards and an accreditation system for health promotion practice, education and training, to boost the capacity of the workforce to deliver public health impr...
The aim is to develop competency-based standards and an accreditation system for health promotion practice, education and training, to boost the capacity of the workforce to deliver public health improvement in Europe.

Start date: 01/09/2009 - End date: 01/11/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Education